Initiative for One Health and the Environment

Shedding light on browntail moths

Written by Rachel Jalbert, OneHealth REU program 2022 participant Bugs…a very controversial organism; most people have very passionate feelings toward them. Typically you either love them or hate them. There are definitely bugs that insect lovers hate though…This summer I have been working in the forest entomology lab with Dr. Angela Mech and her graduate […]

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Asking questions and taking emails; ecotourism at Acadia National Park

Written by Natalie Siwek, OneHealth REU program 2022 participant Hello! My name is Natalie Siwek and I am a third year undergraduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology. The One Health program emphasizes the importance in understanding the intersections between environmental and human health, which encapsulates my interest in these fields of study. By diving […]

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Turn the heat down! Predicting heat waves in Maine

Written by Jackie Anderson, OneHealth REU program 2022 participant Hello everyone! My name is Jackie Anderson, I’m a rising sophomore at Union College majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Environmental Science. I’ve always been interested in learning about the ways that humans interact with and impact their environments, and I am planning on […]

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Phenomenal Phenology

Written by Emily Holsinger, OneHealth REU program 2022 participant Hello! My name is Emily Holsinger and I am a rising senior from Northern Michigan University majoring in Biology. Growing up in the state of Michigan, I was never concerned about going in my backyard, sitting on a park bench, or playing in the woods. The […]

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A (gram) positive summer studying S. aureus in Maine dairies

Written by Elisabeth Roadcap, OneHealth REU program 2022 participant Hello! My name is Elisabeth Roadcap, and I am a rising junior majoring in Molecular Genetics and minoring in Microbiology at the University of Vermont. After working on both produce and dairy farms, I became interested in how humans are impacted by the health of plants, […]

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One shell of a conservation project

Written by Dartagnan Mullins, OneHealth REU program 2022 participant Hello! My name is Dartagnan Mullins and I am a rising senior studying biology at the University of North Carolina Asheville. Growing up in Washington State, I found my passion for studying animals at a young age as I explored the wilderness in my own backyard. […]

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Close to home: COVID-19 and outdoor recreation in Maine

Written by Augusta Stockman, OneHealth REU program 2022 participant Get in the cah, we’re goin’ to Bah Hahbah! As this year’s REU ANEW cohort’s resident Mainer, I feel obligated to throw in some real Maine talk from time to time. I do actually go to Bar Harbor for research, though. More on that later. My […]

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Diving In!

Written by Amanda Cruz, OneHealth REU program 2022 participant My name is Amanda Cruz. I’m from Miami, Florida, and I’m a rising junior at Florida International University. Right now, I’m 1759 miles away from home at the University of Maine, participating in the OneHealth REU Program. My whole life, I have been a very indecisive […]

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Microbes and The Mammalian Mystery

By: Yvonne Booker Hello everyone! My name is Yvonne Booker and I am a rising senior, animal and poultry science major at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. I am interested in animal health research, with a particular focus in veterinary medicine. I’ve always wanted to be a veterinarian, but as I progressed throughout  college, I […]

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